City of Lincoln
2006 Media Releases
Mayor Coleen J. Seng will receive the Girl Scouts’ highest honor, the “Thanks Badge II for Continuing Service,” at the annual meeting of the Homestead Council of Girl Scouts Saturday, March 11 in Lincoln. The badge is the highest national award that an adult may receive in Girl Scouting.
“Girl Scouting has been developing self confidence and leadership skills in girls for more than nine decades,” said Mayor Seng. “It is important for girls to build their strength, courage and character, and Girl Scouting provides them with those opportunities. It is a great honor to receive this award from an organization that has already enhanced my life in so many ways.”
The Mayor will receive the award as part of Saturday’s 11 a.m. adult awards ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at the Cornhusker Marriott, 333 South 13th Street.
Jenny Cardwell of the Homestead Council of Girl Scouts said the award is presented to an adult staff member or volunteer who “continues to provide distinguished service that benefits the total council or entire Girl Scout movement.”
Mayor Seng began her involvement in Girl Scouting as a Brownie in 1942. She is a past president of the Homestead Girl Scout Council and continues to be involved in Girl Scout fund-raising activities. She was employed by the Girl Scouts for several years both in Saginaw, Michigan and Lincoln.